County Line I-10 Welcomes Summer with a Great Crop of New Handcrafted Cocktails
County Line I-10 welcomes summer with a new slate of specialty handcrafted cocktails for the spring and summer—as well as Texas craft and “mainstream” beers now available at The County Line Bar-B-Q restaurant at 10101 IH-10 West (between the Wurzbach and Huebner Road exits, near the Colonnade).
“We brought back some of our classic cocktails that were a big hit the last few years during the Music Series, and then added fun—and most importantly–tasty new additions that are perfect for a warm summer day,” says Garrett Stephens, the restaurant’s Assistant GM/pitmaster/chef/mixologist.
All beers and some cocktails are discounted during IH-10’s happy hour, which runs Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. Happy hour includes $1 off beer, house margaritas, Grande Margaritas, Gallo Borracho margaritas, wells and all appetizers.
These new handcrafted cocktails are available through the summer and include:
- Painkiller: Double shot of STOLEN Smoked Rum, pineapple juice, Coco Lopez Cream of Coco, orange juice, floater of Myers’s Rum and nutmeg – $10
The Painkiller is true to its name so you might want to make sure you are sitting down for this one cause you will be feeling no pain when you get to the bottom.
- Smoking Mule: Double shot of STOLEN Smoked Rum, fresh lime, Gosling’s Ginger Beer – $9
The smokiness of this drink comes from the smoked rum and compliments the BBQ platters so well. You’ll love this one!
“Stolen Smoked Rum starts with a column-distilled rum from Trinidad, made from locally sourced sugar cane and molasses. The rum is then aged for up to 2 years in used American oak whiskey barrels. Capturing the essence of a fresh brewed cup of joe, we infuse the rum using re-fractionated Colombian Arabica coffee, wholly distilled from same-day roasted beans. The warm, roasted flavor is complemented by the creamy sweetness and velvety texture of premium Madagascan vanilla beans and Moroccan fenugreek. The rum is rounded off with notes of American hardwood, acquired through a smoking process called pyrolysis—the burning of hardwood in the absence of oxygen.”
- Remember the Alamo Old Fashioned: Double shot of Ben Milam Whiskey, Pecan Orgeat, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters – $10
- Mint Julep: Double shot of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, mint, simple syrup – $9
A great way to welcome summer and the love of fresh herbs!
- Fuzzy Peach Tea: Double shot of Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka, fresh brewed sweet tea, mint, candied lemon – $8
- Raspberry-Limoncello Lemonade: Double shot of Enchanted Rock Vodka, Limoncello, fresh raspberry, fresh lemonade, candied lemon – $8
This cocktail is a perfect starter for any evening with it’s Texas made Limoncello. Great for sitting out on the patio and sipping while listening to the live music.
Past specialty cocktails that remain on menu:
- Frozen Rebecca Creek and Coke: Frozen Rebecca Creek Whiskey and Coca-Cola – 10 oz.-$7.50; 18 oz.-$12
- Mojito: Double shot of Bacardi, fresh lime juice, Topo Chico and mint with your choice of lime, peach or raspberry – $9
Texas craft beers include Busted Sandal 210 Ale, Rahr & Sons Helles Lager, Cedar Creek Dankosaurus IPA Southerleigh Gold Export Lager and Shiner Bock.
All these cocktails are mighty good with a plate of BBQ, so don’t deprive yourself. The hungry soul will love the Big Daddy Beef Rib platter with it’s huge rack of legendary beef ribs. I have heard tell that some folks can even finish this whole plate!
I opted for the Pit Master Special Platter, a hearty portion of the most prized part of the brisket, the charred brisket ends. These ends are highly marbled which makes them very tender and moist. This dish goes fast, so come in early for it. Personally, this food blogger and local influencer loved this platter.
Of course these platters come with a choice of two sides (and they have some great choices here) plus you get their complimentary bread. You will never go home hungry from the County Line I-10.
In addition to great BBQ and awesome refreshing cocktails, County Line I-10 also has live music!
The first concert series of its kind, The County Line’s “Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2018 Live Music Series” kicked off March 1 for its 16th season—running through July 26. As always, this live music series is free. However, all who attend are asked to make a food or monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank. In 2015, the County Line was recognized by the San Antonio Food Bank for raising enough food to feed over 1 million people since the inception of the music series in 2001. In 2017 alone, it brought in a record breaking number of donations: $7,822.32 in cash and 2,386 lbs. of food, which equals 80,609 lbs. of food to feed the hungry in San Antonio area.
County Line in San Antonio is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 210-641-1998, visit www.countyline.com or check its Facebook at Facebook.com/CountyLineI10 for updates on all of the restaurant’s music concerts, happy hours and other specials at County Line.
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review. But don’t worry, all opinions are 100% mine.**
Location: 10101 W IH 10 • San Antonio, Texas
Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week
Sunday – 11:00am – 9:00pm
Monday – Thursday – 11:00am – 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday – 11:00am – 10pm